Calcitriol

( Generic Rocaltrol Vectical )

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WALGREENS Retail

$16.21

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39%

$9.82 With Free Coupon
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$16.21

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38%

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HARRIS TEETER PHARMACY Retail

$16.21

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28%

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CVS PHARMACY Retail

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Calcitriol

Drug Info for calcitriol

Calcitriol is used to treat and prevent low levels of calcium and bone disease in patients whose kidneys or parathyroid glands (glands in the neck that release natural substances to control the amount of calcium in the blood) are not working normally. It is also used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (a condition in which the body produces too much parathyroid hormone [PTH; a natural substance needed to control the amount of calcium in the blood]) and metabolic bone disease in people with kidney disease. Calcitriol is in a class of medications called vitamin D analogs. It works by helping the body to use more of the calcium found in foods or supplements and regulating the body's production of parathyroid hormone.

Rocaltrol is a prescription medication used to treat patients with vitamin D deficiency. It works to boost vitamin D levels in the body. This maintains the parathyroid hormone and minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, to keep your bones healthy and strong.

  • Rocaltrol
  • Liquid Filled Capsule
  • Liquid

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to calcitriol or to vitamin D.

Seizures

Do not use more calcitriol than your doctor ordered. Too much of this medicine may cause a dangerous amount of calcium to build up in your body.

If you are not on dialysis, drink extra liquids to prevent dehydration. Ask your doctor how much liquid to drink each day.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Nausea and vomiting, long-lasting headache, constipation, sleepiness, weakness

Severe stomach pain, metallic taste in your mouth

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical problems.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

If you are not on dialysis, drink extra liquids to prevent dehydration. Ask your doctor how much liquid to drink each day.

Some medicines can affect how calcitriol works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following: CholestyramineDigitalisDiuretics (water pills), such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)KetoconazolePhenytoin or phenobarbitalSteroids, such as hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisone

Do not take vitamins, calcium supplements, or other forms of vitamin D while you are taking calcitriol. If you are on dialysis, do not take antacids that contain magnesium while you are taking calcitriol.

  • Severe stomach pain, metallic taste in your mouth
  • Cloudy or foaming urine
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Seizures
  • Bone or muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting, long-lasting headache, constipation, sleepiness, weakness
Frequently Asked Questions

Calcitriol is a form of vitamin D that is used to treat low blood calcium levels in patients who are on chronic kidney dialysis. It is also used to manage certain conditions caused by low or high parathyroid levels and osteoporosis. This drug works by promoting proper calcium absorption and phosphate by the body. Calcitriol should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 1 year old.

There are several brand-name drugs similar to Calcitriol available on the market including Calcijex, Vectical, and Rocaltrol. Consult with your doctor for more information on these drug options to determine the best treatment for you.

The average Calcitriol price without insurance is about $42 for a supply of 30, 0.25mcg oral capsules. Prices vary depending on the dosage, quantity, and pharmacy location.

Calcitriol is a generic drug, and there are several, similar brand-name drug options available. You can use your free OptionRx coupon card to receive a discount on Calcitriol or to save on your costs for a similar brand-name drug.

Calcitriol is available as a 0.25 mcg and 0.5 mcg oral capsule. It is also available as a 1 mcg/mL oral liquid, and a 1 mcg/mL injectable solution. Consult with your doctor to determine which form of this drug is best for you. Always follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

There are not currently any additional discount offers available for Calcitriol. However, you can save on the retail price of this medication by asking your local pharmacy if they accept OptionRx pharmacy coupons, or check our site to find which pharmacies near you accept our savings card. OptionRx coupons offer uninsured and underinsured patients an opportunity to save. Our free coupon card is free and easy to use, and our customers usually find that they save more using our coupon instead of manufacturer coupon.